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Mar 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. resolution passed. now that they're seeing america absolutely involved. up to that stage they did feel that the u.s. by taking so long to try to help how they could push this resolution through was in fact aligning with gadhafi forces. i had a number of libyans come up to me thanking and praising the united nations. many impressed by her attitude, statement as the united nations, and now they do have the sense that they're not in this alone, that the united states is effectively standing with them, that all of these international global leaders are by and large standing with them. randi? >> all right. arwa damon for us in ben gauzgh libya. thank you. >>> the focus of a devastated nation in japan remains on the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant and two hot reactors in particular. to gray smoke billowed from react 3 even after 1,000 tons of water was sprayed from fire trucks and cranes to try to keep fuel rods cooled. we haven't heard of new explosions on either site. on a hopeful side, all six hooked up to power cables but only two have power. that's important, because electricity it
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Mar 7, 2011 1:00pm EST
attention to a cnn in america special, "unwelcome: the muslims next door." soledad o'brien chronicles the dramatic fight over the building of a mosque in the heart of the bible belt. her special report airs sunday, march 27th at 8:00 p.m. eastern only on cnn. >>> on to other stories now, starting with the libyan civil war. pro-government troops appear to have taken on bin jawad. medical sources tell cnn at least five people were killed there yesterday. and air strike today targeted the main road into ras lanuf. an oil town that remains in the control of the opposition. in fact, many of the pipes, the pipelines in libya, lead to ras lanuf and shipped out. opposition forces responded with anti-aircraft fire. witnesses tell cnn that opposition forces also remain in control of misrata. seeing it here. a doctor says at least 42 people were killed there on sunday. >>> a supreme court ruling announced today gives a texas death row inmate another chance to prove his innocence. in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that dna evidence must be considered before hank skinner is put to death. it was n
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Mar 10, 2011 9:00am EST
away from hearings on radical islam in america. the house homeland security committee will listen to testimony. congressman peter king will lead the way. he wants to know more about how muslims in the u.s. are being turned into dangerous radicals. critics say he is unfairly singling out an entire community. we are covering the angles. you can believe it. you will definitely believe it. senior congressional correspondent dana bash has talked with king about why he thinks these hearings are needed and why he won't cave into his critics and one thing you definitely will hear. dana, this isn't the first time the hearings on radicalization hearings have happened since 9/11. explain why this hearing has gotten so much controversy this time around. >> reporter: you're exactly right, kate. on the senate side of the capitol. joe lieberman held half a dozen at least hearings. but he approached it in a different way. he called them things like looking at violent islamist extremism. different tone and different tenor that pete king is setting in calling his hearings looking at radicalization
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Mar 2, 2011 3:00pm EST
thousands of people. it would be thousands of thousands of people will be killed if america or the atlantic pact intervene in our country. >> want to get you a couple of quick words on other folks getting involved here. two u.s. warships in the suez canal, thousands of marines are on board. there are still no suggestions right now of those marines going on shore in libya. we are told the ships are carrying humanitarian equipment for libyan relief and evacuation efforts. however, we are still hearing calls for a no fly zone. in other words, allied aircraft patrolling libyan air space, skies, to keep gadhafi's air force grounded. listen to this. >> i believe the global community cannot be on the sidelines while airplanes are allowed to bomb and strafe. a no fly zone is not a long-term proposition, assuming the outcome is what all desire, and i believe we ought to be ready to implement it as necessary. p. >> also, we're hearing from secretary of of state hillary clinton saying libya's opposition is keen to be seen as taking on gadhafi on their own. >>> coming up next -- mike huckabee
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Mar 7, 2011 9:00am EST
closer look at radical islam in america. the muslim community says it is being singled out, demonized, in fact, for the acts of a few. we asked a muslim woman whose son was killed on 9/11 what she thinks. >>> nhl fights are part of the game but at what skos of the players. researchers have looked into the brain of a former enforcer and found evidence of trauma. >>> who will kate middleton be wearing when she says "i do"? the princess may share a look with lady gaga. we'll explain. >>> this week congress holds hearings on radical islams in america. peter king thinks al qaeda is recruiting and the muslim community isn't cooperating with authorities. king thinks the government needs to investigate. >> i have said the overwhelming majority of muslims are outstanding americans. but there is an effort to radicalize elements within the islamic community. right now there is an effort, this suspect just me, this is eric holder who says he worries about young muslim men being radicalized. >> protesters showed up in the rain to denounce the hearings. they say congressman king is demon
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Mar 30, 2011 11:00am EDT
tsunami. america's top nuclear regulator is just back from japan answering questions on capitol hill right now. he promised to take action if the japanese pointed to short comings at the united states plants. this is leading to a question of nuclear storage sites for spent fuel to get them away from reactors. >>> the syrian president did not deliver on government reforms in a speech to parliament today. there was wide speculation that he would rollback the 1963 emergency law which gave also broad arrest powers. protesters have demanded reforms. >> translator: we are now with our conspiracy. worldwide conspiracy. this depends on what is happening in the arab world. >> so take a look at this video here. it really illustrates the frustration many are feeling. you see security officers swarming around a woman after she lungs at president assad's car. he was leaving parliament. it really is unclear what the motivation was for all of this. >>> libyan rebels are pulling back today giving ground now to moammar gadhafi's forces. opposition fighters advanced to the outskirt of sirte. libyan troops p
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Mar 24, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. typically in a regular day, that never gets to america, that stuff isn't in our air, the winds blow offshore, they come and they go. i found this amazing epa monitor, and i will put this on my twitter site in a second, chadmyerscnn all one word. you can go to every big city in the country, click on your city and look at your current radiation level. i'm going to go ahead and put this on there, you can click that on. here's san francisco. here is the earthquake, so somewhere in here was the accident, look at the levels along san francisco, all the way through there. today levels on this monitor have been thousands of times below this level. somewhere in here, maybe that little spike right there, maybe that little bump right there, that may have been something. we're going to right there, that's the grand junction, colorado. there it comes, okay. so on a big day, there's a lot of sunshine. grand junction, high in the sky, not protected by the lower atmosphere. so you get these big spikes up and down. >> just because of the altitude? >> just because of the altitude and because the sun
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Mar 11, 2011 11:00am EST
old stuck-on food. ♪ [ jackhammer rattles ] beyond your wildest clean. [ male announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ >>> i want to check in with our chad meyer for more on the tsunami and how the tsunamis and how they are created and why they are so powerful and where the tsunami is actually hitting at this moment. chad, what do we know about -- well, first of all, tell us what a tsunami is, because it is not just one wave, right? it is an ongoing phenomena, and a series of waves? >> we know that around hawaii there were at least five waves at six to seven-feet high. that is high, and then six to zen fe seven feet low, and then high. so that is the data there. the wave is caused by the movement of the ground under the ocean. fire which is alaska, hawaii all of the way down to sue mat matra sumatra, there is another part of the crust that is going below another part of the crust. when it goes d
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Mar 5, 2011 11:00am EST
cash in. >>> we begin with a story that has an impact on every household in america. soaring gas prices. the unrest in libya is helping fuel that surge. since yesterday, you're paying on average two cents more for a gallon of regular unleaded. the national average, $3.49. and this is going to shock you. this time last year, the average price for that same gallon of gasoline was $2.72. higher gas prices are tied to the jump in the price of oil. it's above $104 a barrel right now. investors are worried about supply disruption if the unrest in north africa and the middle east keeps spread iing. the fight for libya is now in its 19th day. the violence escalating every hour. rebels capture ras lanuf. but forces loyal to moammar gadhafi are striking back on the ground and also from the air. new offensives under way in the town of zawiya, a half hour from the capital of tripoli. it has changed hands several times in recent days. right now the rebels are in control. we've been talking to a resident of zawiya. for his own safety, we won't identify him. we do have him with us to tell us exactly w
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Mar 14, 2011 3:00pm EDT
] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assistance with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> more on the crisis in japan we were just talking about. nuclear physicist kenneth bergeron is here with us. kenneth thank you for coming on as we're trying to wrap our heads around what's at stake in japan. we've had two explosions now at two separate reactors. is that as frightening as it sounds? explain to me, when we talk explosion, what really happens? >> well, the explosions were a result of the accumulation of hydrogen gas in the floors of the reactor building above the containment area. the hydrogen is a product of a nuclear reactor that's in trouble. when the fuel rods are not covered completely with water, they get very hot. there's steam in the environment. a combination of steam and the metal coll
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Mar 3, 2011 3:00pm EST
remember a long time ago, not so long ago when america was number one across the board in categories like education, competitiveness, infrastructure? that's not necessarily the case anymore but we're still among the most innovative countries on earth. fareed zakaria is speaking with experts around the world on what it will take to get america back on top. here a little glimpse of the explanation he got from hans roessling. >> united states was on top. europe had fallen behind and japan was trying to catch up here and interestingly, a small country on the equay tore, singapore was just behind. latin america was in between and china and india were still down here with low life expectancy and with low incomes, but they had gained their independence. and look what happened. after 1954. here, u.s. continued in the lead but europe is closing in, europe is closing in. and japan there, they make these amazing catchup together with singapo singapore. and here, china and india got education small families and health before they start this amazing economic growth where they catch in together with mo
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Mar 30, 2011 9:00am EDT
a speech he is due to give later this morning and that speech will focus on america's energy security and it comes amid two major stories that could shape energy policy. the first, the instability in the arab world and the concerns that are pushing up oil and gas prices. the other, the deepening crisis in japan and renewed concerns about nuclear power as an alternative energy source. we will have live coverage of president obama's speech at georgetown university, scheduled in a couple of hours at 11:20 eastern and 8:20 pacific. >>> next hour, we bring on bill nye, the science guy and ask him what the president needs to tell the nation and talk about how the white house has a cursed hand when it comes to energy policy from aftershore nuclear power and greenhouse gases. >>> coming up, concerns on how they are sleeping in the japanese nuclear plant and what they are eating. >>> a traffic stop years ago comes back to haunt ohio's embattled governor who is locked in the grips of a tough budget battle. >> police officers are used to being called names. i don't think they are used t
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Mar 5, 2011 2:00pm EST
. >>> we'll take a regular walk this week as part of "building up america" series. all last year, this year, as well, finding stories of people succeeding despite the economic hard times and one that we found in a recent trip is an online retail company doing a booming business by focusing on the customer. i visited zappos as part of cnn's on going series "building up america" and discovered another one of their secrets to their success. 24/7, two by two zappos is moving shoes. more than a million dollars a year in internet sales. >> thank you for calling zappos. >> reporter: not bad for a company started a dozen years ago with radical concept. success is about service. >> okay. no problem. >> reporter: not selling. ceo tony hsieh. >> culture isn't just important but a number one priority of the company. >> reporter: the culture is everywhere. employees decorate as they choose enjoying an unbelievable array of company services, inclutding free lunch, ice cream, massages, we asked the guide ray about the business environment. >> this is a business meeting? >> business meeting. >> report
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Mar 27, 2011 10:00pm EDT
world was the start of something. he said he wanted to try and change america's standing and its place in people's minds and in the world. a lot of people called him on it. these rebellions all over the middle east amount to a lot of young people saying, okay, you want to change your role, come support us. in egypt, he began to do that. in libya, he's trying to take another step, an emerging doctrine, again, very controversial, politically unpopular in many quarters. that's what i'm going to be listening for tomorrow, is there an obama doctrine? is he really serious about realigning america so groups like nato or even the arab league will have some influence over our foreign policy. he wants to make sure america is not simply going it alone. i'm expecting to hear him explain exactly how the united states will step back and let others step forward. >> errol louis, thank you, sir. >> thank you, don. >> the president will address the nation about libya tomorrow night. cnn will bring it live to you with coverage starting 7:00 p.m. eastern. the president speaks at 7:30. >>> another ea
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Mar 10, 2011 11:00am EST
division of the fbi in 2002 and '3, the headquarters of the islamic society of north america is just outside indianapolis. i had a very close relationship with dr. seyed who was in charge of this society, invited him to speak frequently to all fbi employee meetings. he invited me to speak at his headquarters and at the mosque on numerous occasions. and that was in 2002. those efforts, by the fbi and on other agencies, have only increased over the years. >> do you think that these hearings -- i mean, congressman king says that this will improve the dialogue, the discussions, about the possibility of muslims being radicalized and people coming forward. do you think it will have the opposite effect and that muslim americans will be like, do you know what, we're not going to be speaking with law enforcement here, we're being singled out? >> well, i think you could have both effects. and i think the negative aspect is -- has already started, just by having the name of the hearings imply that the government is somehow targeting islam, targeting the islamic community. now, there is radicali
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Mar 10, 2011 3:00pm EST
america are being radicalized. congressman peter king called for the hearing and will be joining me in a couple minutes. i want to begin with a story that you are outraged by just as much as i am. i'm talking about that little girl in tiny cleveland, texas, told they are principal she was gang raped. now her town has been rocked by these allegations that 18 men and schoolboys possibly more here, assaulted this 11-year-old child. a child. think about that for a moment. the suspects 18 of them range in age from middle schoolers all the way up to a 27-year-old. some of them allegedly recorded this gang rape on their cell phones. and they spread it around school. court documents paint a brutal picture as to what happened as one young man after another forced that sixth grade girl into hours of sex. but the defense says the girl is not completely innocent. they say she consented. she wasn't kidnapped. and that is precisely why i want to bring in lisa fal can berg with the houston kron kral. i tell you what, i want to read the first couple of lines of your article this morning. it doesn't ma
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Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
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Mar 1, 2011 1:00pm EST
announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ >>> top cars of 2011. the magazine put 270 through the test. they narrowed it down to ten. all of them unveiled in the new issue coming out next week. earlier today, ali velshi checked out some of the cars. they started with an american car they put on top of their sports car list. the hyundai. >> this one came out a few years ago and it was a good car, but each year, they've improved it. this year, it's a 2011, comes with a new five liter engine. it's veriable. >> the elantra, small car. >> the old one was in our ratings. this one has come a long way. 39 miles to the gallon. >> more efficient than some hybrids out there. >> it does. the nice thing about this car, $18,000, got a good amount of room inside. the interior is very nice. >> take a look inside this backseat. i don't know if you guys can get up this car. it's fine. this thing can accommodate a fa
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Mar 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> and ed henry is traveling with the u.s. president obama in south america. and in japan martin savidge is live in tokyo. >> retired general wesley clark and psychologist wendy walsh join us for analysis. >> i want to welcome our international viewers from around the world. i'm don lemon. >> and i'm jonathan mann from cnn international. let's get you caught up now on the latest news. >> we start in libya where the u.s. fired the first missiles inside libya just a short time ago. before that, french fighter jets made the first strike against moammar gadhafi's forces, destroying military vehicles. the international community is enforcing the u.n.'s no-fly zone over libya, pressuring gadhafi to stop killing his own people. we'll have a live report from tripoli in just a few minutes. >>> president obama, meantime, weighing in on the libya situation in brazil, the first day of his five-day trip. the president emphasized this is an international operation, the u.s. only playing its part along with a number of others. he also said the use of force was not the first choice but the inter
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Mar 6, 2011 5:00pm EST
to on the oil problem in america. starting with. this the u.s. is a huge oil producer. >> wither number three behind russia and saudi arabia, u.s. would be three, major producer we consume ber-- about 19 or 20 million mile a day. this is john kingston. let's replay a key point he made. >> number three behind russia and saudi arabia. >> reporter: united states is the third largest oil producer in the world, pumps out about 8 or 9 million barrels a day but the united states uses 19 to 20 million barrels a day. >> we have to import foreign oil because even though we are a large producer, we are the largest consumer. >> reporter: vast majority of that u.s. oil consumption happens here at the gas pump and where the u.s. is making some progress. by the year 2016, new cars must average 35.5 miles per gallon that could save 1 million barrels of oil a day but some experts say that's far from enough. >> every president since richard nixon has been saying we need to break our dependence on oil. and start moving toward cleaner, more sustainable fuels. >> reporter: bob deans says until americ
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Mar 13, 2011 1:00am EST
myers explains. >>> it's the north america plate. i know it doesn't make any sense. the pacific plate japan sits on the north america plate and the plate is behind it. when the stresses were building up, the pacific plate coming from hawaii, the pacific plate is pushing into japan, and going under japan's, it's called subducting. the subduction zone is going under. the part that was japan here that this plays on begins to curl in, it begins to get stresses on it. go ahead and hit play. the stresses here get pushed in, pushed in, pushed in, and all of a sudden, at the very last minute right before the earthquake, and there is the earthquake, it pops. and when it pops, it pops the landmass, pushes up the water, and the water gets pushed out as a tsunami. so the story, and you'll find it on cnn.com, as well, is that after the earthquake, japan is now eight feet closer to america than it was before the earthquake. because it was getting pushed, pushed, push, all of a sudden, japan popped to the east by 8 feet. they know this because there are a number of gps locations on ja sban these lit
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Mar 12, 2011 4:00pm EST
. doug urber is president of the japan america society of southern california and is joining us right now by phone. doug, what are people telling you when they call your office? what are some of the things they need help with? >> most of the calls to the office so far have been asking how people can contribute to the relief efforts. and those who do call us, we refer them to the google site that has a people search as well as there's several facebook sites, and twitter has been one of the biggest ways to reach loved ones in japan. >> and what are the greatest frustrations that a number of these loved ones are expressing to you? >> the greatest frustration is that we've become a world of instant communication, so in the past when there's a disaster like this, you might not hear for a week or two. now when we are used to instant communication and you can't get ahold of a loved one, it just makes the ability even worse. >> i understand you didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night because you've been inundated with all the inquiry, right? >> we sure have. our staff has been doing a grea
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Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
threat to america and its community. that is the focus of congressional hearings this week and that has many muslims concerned and even angry. today a community of those gathered in times square to talk about the demonization of the community. >>> tensions today between the leader of afghanistan and the general in charge of u.s. and nato troops in the country. afghanistan's president hamid karzai says an apology is not enough after the deaths of nine boys from an air strike. general david petraeus apologized. a helicopter killed the boys mistaking them for insurgents. >>> film maker and liberal activist michael moore joined the crowd. moore joining this weekend's marches outside the state capitol and he even compared protests to the political uprising in egypt. a smaller group of demonstrators gathered today in support of governor scott walker. the governor wants to close the gap between state workers by restricting their collective bargaining rights. >>> federal authorities say they're seeing an increase in the number of atlanta area homes being occupied by an anti-government group. th
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Mar 14, 2011 1:00pm EDT
example, says 70% of its cars sold in the americas are made here as well, but some part makers and a few of the brands are still made only in japan and will affect production for possibly weeks to come. just too early to tell how keeply it will affect the jap naez production. production being cut by tens of thousands isn't going to help. >>> a japanese father searches for his missing daughter. we'll tell you how it all ended, next. [ female announcer ] with rheumatoid arthritis, it seems like your life is split in two. there's the life you live... and the life you want to live. fortunately there's enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, fatigue, and stop joint damage. because enbrel suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, and other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis. ask your doctoif you live or have lived in an area where certain fungal infections are common. don'
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Mar 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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Mar 28, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00am EDT
. many japanese cars sold in. u.s. are made in america now. most car segments are highly competitive. there are a number of good choices in each other. if you are thinking about buying a honda civic, think about a hyundai elantra. compare the models. if your need is not so pressing, take your time. >> stephanie, thanks. i know we will talk about rising air fares. we have more tips to save money up next. st: uld switching to geico reallyavyou 15% or more on car insurance? host: is the pen mightier than the sword? ninja 2: ow vogeico. 15 minutes uld save you 15% or more on car insurance. we make meeting times, lunch times and conference times. but what we'd rather be making are tee times. tee times are the official start of what we love to do. the time for shots we'd rather forget, and the ones we'll talk about forever. in michigan long days, relaxing weather and more than 800 pristine courses make for the perfect tee time. because being able to play all day is pure michigan. your trip begins at michigan.org. >>> oil is now more than $100 a barrel because of concerns about libya as wel
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Mar 16, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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Mar 16, 2011 11:00am EDT
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Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
america's natural gas. the smarter power today. learn more at anga.us. it takes knowing we have our work cut out for us. but if you run before the wind you can't take off. you've got to turn into it. the thing you push against lifts you up. so, every challenge is a chance to show that even in this crazy world of no liquids and route cancellations someone still has the passenger's back. and along the way we'll prove we're not just building a bigger airline we're building a better one. >>> southern california is cleaning up after a fierce storm that struck on the first day of spring. the storm brought high winds, thunderstorms and rapid rainfall in other areas. >>> in minnesota, people are keeping a nervous eye on rising rivers fed by heavy rain and melting snow. chunks of flighting ice and debris are getting caught under bridges and complicating the rob. >>> in miami, people can now stay fit without paying for a gym membership. the family of miami have opened several free outdoor gyms. men aepth health magazine recently ranked miami as the fattest city in america. one miami commissioner says
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Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
and not everyday americans lending a hand. so is corporate america. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. fill us in. >> great news. the chamber of commerce is helping what is going on in japan. they are all giving cash. other companies are donating services. kraft is sending food and matching employee donations and u.p.s. is transporting supplies and personnel to japan. major cell phone companies are offering free calls and text to japan for a few weeks. this is especially good because texts are important because they go through when calls do not. google has online people finder in the works here. many companies are also encouraging donations. liberty tax is going to do your taxes for free, carol, if you donate $50 to the red cross. carol? >> that's why they stress up as the statue of liberty! have you ever seen those guys advertising? anyway that sounds really great. but i do understand that donations to japan are low, if you compare it to donations for other disasters. so what is going on? >> reporte >> reporter: corporate donations are big but the individual donations
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Mar 18, 2011 11:00am EDT
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Mar 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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Mar 19, 2011 4:00pm EDT
in south america, he is very much up to speed on all that's taking place. >> it was meant to be and is a trade trip, a conversation between the u.s. and brazil, but this libya news is out. he arrived in brazil this morning for a planned state visit and was immediately briefed on the fast-changing situation in libya. >> ed henry is traveling with the president and is joining us right now. >> reporter: fred, that's right. the president just spoke in another part of brazilia and we'll give you in just a few moments. it was a very somber, sober tone. the president started by saying today i authorized the armed forces of the united states to begin a limited military operation in libya. he said that action has now begun, as we've been hearing from our pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence and others. he stressed against as he did earlier that it's a broad coalition of u.s. allies. this is not the u.s. acting unilaterally. he noted this was not his first choice. he said he was deeply aware of the risks of any military option, the risks to american lives, the risk to innocent civilians of
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Mar 27, 2011 2:00pm EDT
stood up and fought for america that opened its doors to all americans. including women. and that she was one of the central figures in that fight. >> former u.s. secretary of state, warren christopher will be buried tomorrow. he served in the clinton administration. current secretary of state, hillary clinton, and christopher's former boss, bill clinton, are expected to attend that funeral. christopher died last week at the age of 85. >>> former president, jimmy carter is heading to cuba tomorrow. his first visit in nine years. he's going on a private mission at the invitation of the cuban government. he will meet with president raul castro to discuss bilateral ties. >>> plans for a mosque in the bible belt sparked outrage and protests. we'll examine religious freedom and tolerance, right after this. wrench? wrench. basic. preferred. at meineke i have options on oil changes. and now i get free roadside assistance with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> the u.s. is making it clear it does not view the government crackdown in syria and libya as the same. and it
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Mar 26, 2011 10:00pm EDT
brother is here pleading for his release. >>> america loses an iconic politician. we'll look back at geraldine ferraro's career. i'm don lemon. the "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> and we begin this broadcast in libya where it is 4:00 a.m. sunday morning and this story is very disturbing and we have the video that goes with it. it shows a hysterical woman bursting into a hotel filled with journalists, screaming a horrifying story accusing 15 members of the militia of raping and beating her over a 2-day period. libyan security forces moved to shut her up while dragging her away to an uncertain fate. they smashed cameras including ours but we have the video of it and we want to show it to you as it happened and then hear from nic robertson who is staying at the very hotel where the drama played out. [ speaking foreign language ] [ speaking foreign language ] >> where are you taking her? >> where are you taking to her? where are you going with her? where are you going with her? leave her. >> hey. >> no, no, no. >> leave, leave. >> where are you taking her? >> as we said, our nic rob
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
many people in america are suffering economically right now, so i think that there is a certain amount of donor fatigue going on right now. >> all right. "issues" with jane velez-mitchell airs every night at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. thanks, jane. >>> president obama delivers a speech but takes heat back home for what he doesn't say about the war in libya. a live report from brazil is straight ahead. and we want to leave you, before we go to break, this is what libya broadcasting is broadcasting live right now. don't know what's going on. but listen for a bit. and then we're back in a moment. >> judge alex, lauren lake, fantastic job. see you all later. >>> a japanese student studying in california is desperate for information about her family whose entire village destroyed by the tsunami, she fears the worst, but then an unusual source provides her with the miracle she's looking for. she says for three days she scoured the internet for information and just cried. then a friend of hers in japan sent her a link to a youtube clip. it showed her sister standing on a balcony at the fa
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Mar 27, 2011 4:00pm EDT
america's involvement comes with limits. >> the united states is not going to deploy ground troops into libya. and we are not going to use force to go beyond a well-defined goal. >> hours later the coalition attack begins. french warplanes strike forces near benghazi in eastern libya. from the mediterranean sea, u.s. and british navy's unleash more than 100 tomahawk cruise missiles, destroying more than 20 air defense stations along libya's northern coast. >> i want to stress, however, this is just the first phase of what will likely be a multi-phase operation. >> other targets are hit. reinforced air force hang ars and military installations, troops advancing on benghazi and then in tripoli a building in gadhafi's own compound. >> a lot of anger that this building has been pent inside a compound that the pentagon earlier said wasn't a targets. >> reporter: then midweek, a franc event for the coalition. >> this here is the wreckage of the american f-15 fighter jet that crashed after experiencing a mechanical failure. we're around an hour's drive east of benghazi. >> both crewmen ej
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Mar 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
. ignoring gadhafi's effect of slaughtering civilian would have betrayed america's values. >> the nation may have turned a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughters and mass graves before taking action. >> he tried to tamp down criticisms on capitol hill. both parties have said he better explain his long term plans and the vow to topple gadhafi through nonmilitary means. the reviews are mixed largely along party lines. >> gadhafi remains in power, it will be a stalemate. we saw a stalemate after operation desert storm. we s we. >> president made it clear that our involvement in libya is going to be limited and focused. we are not going to engage in the type of war we've seen in iraq and afghanistan. we are working with a broad coalition of arab nations. the support of the united nations. we are saying to other countries who are part of this effort, you may lead. we will support, but there will be no ground troops and no long term duration. >> nato and the coalition are meeting in london to discuss the situation in libya. moments a
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Mar 17, 2011 1:00pm EDT
america's history in march 1979. americans tuned into the nightly news to hear this. >> good evening. the world has never known a day quite like today. >> it turns out there were no deaths from the partial meltdown at three-mile island. there are no long lasting injuries. life has carried on. there are two units here at three mile island. unit two you can see mind me is where the accident happened. more than three decades later, unit one is still open and the company operating it says it provides electricity to 800,000 homes. des palmer, a professional nurse, tells us she was comfortable raising her shadows in the children of three-mile island. >> it's just something to do. it's a way of life. this is where we live. >> fulmer was among tens of thousands of people in the immediate area who evacuateded after then pennsylvania governor richard thornburg ordered an evacuation of pregnant women and preschool children. thornburg says at the time he was getting faulty information that added to the panic. >> that becomes very frustrating because you have to rely on the experts to tell you pr
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Mar 22, 2011 1:00pm EDT
america is in right now. like or dislike him, donald trump has some clear beliefs here and he says this potential run for the presidency is a much more serious one than back in 1899 when there was a lot of attention around it as well. we'll wait and see. he said to me the decision will come likely before june. randi? >> and the entire interview, because that really leaves people wanting more, can we see that anywhere? >> we've got it posted on cnnmoney.com. he talked about all the oil in iraq, what we should do with our wars, opec. a lot more from donald trump online. >>> so is another volatile week unfolding for world financial markets with the ongoing crises in the middle east, north africa and japan? the one and only richard quest joins us to talk about all of that, next. that you need to do for your heart health. for me, it means an aspirin regimen. before you begin an aspirin regimen. speak to your doctor. about his future. he can't say social security... much less tell you what it means. he doesn't know that his parents are counting on the money they pay in. or that the hard
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Mar 1, 2011 11:00am EST
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Mar 6, 2011 6:00am EST
most popular dance in america. but times do change. styles change. dance moves become nostalgic. still, for some, it is a life-style and they have no intention of letting fade away. 72-year-old ed jackson has been square dancing for most of his life. a love he inherited from his mother. a love she took to her grave. >> she did love to dance, and she would get along, and died from a heart attack on the square dance floor. i told my wife, don't let him get out of square dancing, always has something to do. we've been dancing 32 years now. >> twice a month for more than three decades. >> it's food, fun, and fellowship. that's what i like. a lot of goodfellowship. we love to be with people. >> and then there is the exercise. >> got to keep going, keep your joints from stiffening up now. and they say a night of square dancing is the same as walking seven miles. >> the number of square dancers dropped since its heyday. there was a time in annual convention in macon, georgia, would have been packed. >> in the early '80s, they were running -- about two years ago, we had 2,000. last year
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
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Mar 30, 2011 3:00pm EDT
today. >> right now america gets about one-fifth of our electricity from nuclear energy. and it's important to recognize that nuclear energy doesn't emit carbon dioxide in the atmosphere so those of us concerned about climate change, we've got to recognize that nuclear power, if it's safe, can make a significant contribution to the climate change question. and i'm determined to ensure it's safe. >> so the administration, brooke, is offering energy companies what are called loan grairn tees. they help finance the development of new reactors. his budget proposal for next year, he sets aside 36 billion for this. but you have to keep in mind that of course there are new hurdles. i've spoken with insiders who say because of japan they expect new regulations which will add to the cost of new plants and could make it all too expensive. and there's public opinion. a majority of americans oppose building new plants, which means permitting is going to be harder. bottom line, it's slowing down the construction of any new plants but the industry is lobbying hard. >> so you have what's hatchin
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Mar 25, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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Mar 1, 2011 9:00am EST
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Mar 6, 2011 4:00am EST
tempurpedic.com/cloud. tempur-pedic. the most highly recommended bed in america. >>> colonel gadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. that is good for his country, it is good for his people. it's the right thing to do. >> the unrest in libya and other parts of the region is sending the global oil marks into $100 a barrel territory and probably won't stop there. >> that's just the beginning. there's a hes of issues in libya that could affect the people around the world and why the u.s. military is quietly moving assets just in case. cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr joining us now live from washington. barbara, good evening to you. what are pentagon officials telling you tonight? >> good evening to both of you. you know, the pentagon is keeping an eye on this crisis now 24/7. the concerns are very fundamental and they start with the human taryn crisis that we are seeing unfolding but there's now a feeling that the violence inside libya will be a sustained conflict if not a full-out civil war. that is going to pose very significant problems, humanitarian problems, prob
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Mar 13, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the way to china which is a north america joke. ite like that. >> i think the reason people get so concerned and never vus when you talk about meltdown -- >> it's out of control radioactive very, very hot material, but you have to just let it burn itself out. no one's ever really tried that. it's nothing but danger. it's nothing but very serious, very, very long-term problems. it's not like an -- really, it's not like an explosion at an oil refinery. >> bill, hold that thought. we're going to keep you around if you can statement we're going to go through this much, much more if we can watch the video coming in from japanese news television. stick around, sir. as survivors piece together their lives, people are turning to the internet to find family and friends. coming up we'll show you how it's really turning into a lifeline for millions. we're back in a moment. >>> the moment a woman falls pregnant in indonesia, she is more likely to die in the next 10 to 12 months. poorest people don't always get the services they need. in the hospital here, you cannot take the baby home until yo
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Mar 14, 2011 11:00am EDT
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